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Joined: Mon Dec 17th, 2012
Location: Henderson, Nevada USA
Posts: 114
Any one else have a photo from your childhood showing the start of your life long train addiction? Here is mine...

 I am the blonde kid, my brother Craig behind, and my Dad on the foot plate. This engine is still at "Travel Town" in L.A.. Taken aroung 1956 - 1957... Show me what you got......:2t: Ken

Last edited on Thu Jan 17th, 2013 05:38 am by kneighbarger


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1334
Nope. No photos but when I was 5 or 6 years old my grandparents took me on a trip through the Agawa Canyon on the Algoma Central out of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. This would have been around 1970. It was quite a train ride. Just Google "Agawa Canyon" and you'll see some incredible pictures.

Last edited on Thu Jan 17th, 2013 04:03 pm by mwiz64

Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6003
Probably Lionel, set up at Christmas.

Possibly a 500ft cab ride in a PRR H10 2-8-0 around 1946

No pix of the later, might be some of the former in old family albums.


Ray Dunakin

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1243
I don't even have a specific moment, much less a photo. But I picked up my love of trains from my Dad. He'd often stop the car to watch a train go by, and also told us of his brief stint as a brakeman on the Espee.

My brothers and I were born too late to see steam in operation (or to remember seeing it, anyway), but Dad would tell us about watching, riding or working on steam powered trains, including the big cab-forwards.

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